Ethiopian Airlines First Ever Non-Stop Flight between CHENNAI and ADDIS ABABA launched by Mr. Lemma Yadecha- CCO, Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline, has started thrice weekly operations to/from Chennai, India as of 02 July 2022. Chennai has joined the vast Ethiopian network as a fourth destination in India after New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Ethiopian started its service to India with a debut flight to New Delhi in 1966, just 20 years after the airline was founded. Ethiopian pioneered the air transport linkage between Africa and India. Recently, Ethiopian marked its 50th year anniversary of uninterrupted service to Mumbai, the commercial capital of India.
The flights to Chennai will be operated using B737-8 aircraft as per the below schedule.
Flight number Effective Date Frequency Departure Airport Arrival airport Aircraft type
ET 0692 02-Jul-22 1.3..6. ADD MAA ET 737 – 8
ET 0693 02-Jul-22 1.3.5.. MAA ADD ET 737 – 8
Ethiopian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer, Mr.Lemma Yadecha Gudeta said ”It is great honour to be here in Chennai today as we launched our 4th destination in India and the first new destination after the pandemic.After a very tough journey in the last three years ,we are now able to overcome the challenges and embark on a new growthpath. Currently we are operating 38 weekly Cargo and Passenger flights to/from our destinations in India and the commencement of flight to Chennai is a testimony of our commitment to serve Indians in all corners of the country.”
Chennai is a modern cosmopolitan city and the most prominent cultural, economic and educational centre of South India. Ethiopian has been serving India without any interruption even during the pandemic cementing the longstanding bilateral relationship between the two countries. India is one of Ethiopian Airlines key destinations in the Asian continent and Ethiopiancurrently flies to three passenger and five cargo destinations with its enhanced services and modern fleet. In line with the airlines commitment to serve its customers in India, it has been growing its service frequency and destinations since it first commenced operation to the country. Besides the opening of a new route to Chennai, Ethiopian Airlines’ flight frequency to the cities of Mumbai and New Delhi will increase to double daily and ten weekly flights, respectively, very soon.